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January 5, 2013, 7:00 AM

Lo! Another winter streaming anime announcement from Crunchyroll! This time, Bakumatsu Gijiden Roman, featuring character designs by the creator of Lupin III, gets the spotlight.   In addition to Lupin artist Monkey Punch’s characters, Bakumatsu G...

Box to contain TV series & 2 films with Hiroyuki Imaishi supervising HD refilming The retailers Sofmap, Amazon, and HMV are reporting that Aniplex will release a "Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann Complete Blu-ray Box" in Japan on June 26.

Original video anime to come with 14th manga volume on June 7 The wraparound jacket band on Masahiro Anbe's 13th Squid Girl (Shinryaku! Ika Musume) manga volume is announcing on Tuesday that the limited edition of the next volume will bundle an or...

Tobira Oda's award-nominated manga about 4th-grader's misadventures in apartment complex This year's combined 6th/7th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Spirits magazine is announcing on Monday that a television anime adaptation of Tobira Oda's Danch...

Maiden Japan has announced its acquisition of domestic distribution rights to the 2009 television series Tokyo Magnitude 8. 0. The eleven-episode disaster survival anime from studio BONES will be released on bilingual DVD & Blu-ray on April 2.

Using pretty moe girl labels on the bottle of alcoholic drink has been very popular in Japan. The latest one is "Moe Shochu Lily" which features one of the vocaloid characters Lily in oiran (courtesan) costume.

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As reported last week, big Pokémon news of some sort is headed our way on January 8th. A teaser displayed at the end of a Pokémon Black/White 2 trailer in Japan mentioned the reveal, and the news soon made its way onto the net.

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If watching the live-action drama adaptation of Clamp’s xxxHolic, which begins airing on Japanese cable channel WOWOW in February 2013, isn’t good enough for fans to visualise what the atmosphere within witch Yuko Ichihara’s store must be like, th...

North American publisher Udon Entertainment confirmed with ANN that it will release the Summer Wars: Material Book and the Takehito Harada Art Works book this spring. Summer Wars: Material Book (Summer Wars: Kanzen Settei Shiryō-Shū) will arrive o...

Tackey & Tsubasa‘s Hideaki Takizawa appeared for a dress rehearsal for “Johnny’s World”last New Year’s Eve at Marunouchi, Tokyo. Takizawa will do a specialperformance for the said play where the rehearsals have been o...

I'm always impressed by the Make-a-Wish Foundation's efforts to realize the most farfetched fantasies of terminally ill children. Sometimes, though, the Internet--yes, that terrible place full of jerks and trolls--pulls through and helps people wi...

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AKB48's “Heavy Rotation” is definitely one of the idol group's most popular song, ever since it was released back in 2010. And just recently, the newest sister group SNH48 performs their own version of the song, of course, in Chinese.

January is a big month for Gurren Lagann.  The mecha series, which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary is getting a new airing on Japanese TV, with a big announcement promised.  Speculation is that this is going to be a new Blu-ray set, and ...

Just over a year after Apple founder Steve Jobs' sudden death, Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films will be releasing a film adaptation of Jobs' life titled jOBS, starring Ashton Kutcher as the tech icon.

According to the cover note of the 13th volume, a new OVA of Shinryaku! Ika Musume was announced to be released on June 7th. It will be bundled with the 14th volume of the comic book.

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We saw the top three PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games for girls according to Japanese developers. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f got first prize. The readers of SPA! Magazine also took the same poll, and made some surprising selections.

No Regret Life Announces Disbandment music posted by Aysohmay 1 hour ago   ·   2 comments No Regret Life has announced that they will be disbanding on July 6th. According to natalie, the band's bassist Genta Matsumura requested to leave the band i...

As reported, Arashi was the host of NHK Kohaku Uta Gassen for the third year in a row.   They also ranked in the top of 2012 CM income rankings with 12 CMs for Sakurai Sho, 10 CMs for Matsumoto Jun, Kazunari Ninomiya, Masaki Aiba and 9 CMs for Ohn...

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Oh Sword Art Online, I had such high hopes for you. I had always been a fan . hack and its deadly MMORPG premise. I had hoped that somebody would come around to the concept again, so one can imagine how quickly SAO showed up on my radar.

Japanator Hiroko Yamamura

Remember that fan made Robotech project we got a peak at a while ago? It looks as though this Spanish speaking group isn't messing around, and has some amazing progress on the project. You can really feel the love on this one.

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One Piece Film Z stayed at #1 during its second weekend. The film features "Z" (Zetto), the Straw Hat pirate crew's "strongest enemy yet" who was designed by original One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda.

Manga creator Miki Yoshikawa (Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Yankee-kun to Megane-chan) announced on her Twitter account on Monday that she will start a new manga series in February. Yoshikawa also thanked all of her fans their support, as it was th...

Manga creator Kotaro Mori (Stray Little Devil) announced on his Twitter account on Monday that his manga adaptation of GAINAX's Gurren Lagann mecha anime will end in 2013. Mori wrote that by the final volume in the manga will ship by the end of th...

The February issue of Kodansha's Nakayoshi shōjo manga anthology began serialization last Friday on Natsumi Ando's new Waltz no Ojikan (The Waltz of Time) manga series. The manga revolves around a boy who has lost interest in ballroom dancing for ...

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On January 3rd, AKB48’s Fujie Reina hosted the live event, ‘Idol Hatsumode‘, in Tokyo.  While wearing a pink kimono, she excited the crowd by holding talk sessions with idol groups such as Up-Up Girls (tentative), YGA, Alice Juban, and Naaboudoufu...

After years of work, the decidedly unofficial Spanish language Robotech: Valkyrie Project fan film had a teaser trailer to showcase for their efforts in mid-2013. Now, they're back with a new short preview.

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